Although India was quite slow initially in adopting artificial intelligence, things have changed recently. Indians are using technology in their everyday life to solve problems, sophisticate functionality, and support the working system. The influence of artificial intelligence has found its strong ground in tech hubs across the country. Especially, being the electronic city of India, Bengaluru rolled the red carpet for AI breakthroughs. With mushrooming AI companies and professionals, the city is evolving to become the center of artificial intelligence development in India. Over the past decade, top AI breakthroughs in Bengaluru have brought big changes not only to the city but the country as a whole. Starting from detecting diseases to improving financial systems and enhancing teaching methods, AI companies in Bengaluru are working on many diverse aspects. IndustryWired has listed the top AI breakthroughs that Bengaluru has brought upon us so far.
Top AI Breakthroughs Happened in Bengaluru
Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR)
In order to improve research and development in artificial intelligence, robotics, command and control, information and communication security, etc, the Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has opened a lab in Bengaluru. The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) is working to develop critical products for secure communication on the battlefield. It also enhances the functionalities of information management systems.
Google Research India
Google has opened a next-generation AI lab in Bengaluru called Google Research India. The lab is gathering AI talents from across the country and merging with research communities to enhance the fundamentals of computer science. With the solutions they create there, Google is streamlining it across diverse industries including healthcare, agriculture, and education to solve real-world issues.
Tool to Detect Breast Cancer in Early Stage
Artificial intelligence in healthcare is opening new doors for detection in treatment. AI companies and startups in Bengaluru are working to take the healthcare applications to another level by infusing more innovation and technology to it. Machine learning and deep learning-based algorithms are giving new shape to such inventions. As a further move, an AI startup in Bengaluru has come up with a non-invasive, AI-enabled mechanism that could screen for early signs of breast cancer.
Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA)
The Swedish telecom company, Ericsson, has come up with a Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) lab in Bengaluru in 2019 to focus on AI research and development and improve automation solutions. Back then, Ericsson employed many talented data scientists, data engineers, ML/AI architects, and software developers across its Global AI accelerators to enhance its services.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technologies Park (ARTPARK)
Department of Science and Technology (DST) has funded INR170 crore to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technologies Park (ARTPARK) set up in Bengaluru, to promote technology innovations in niche areas, exploring new products to solve unique problems across industries. The park was established by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in a move to support AI foundry in a public-private model.
Pollution Control with AI
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has come up with innovative ways to solve pollution in the state, thanks to artificial intelligence. The board has gathered air quality and pollution level data from the past three years and deployed machine learning and deep learning to analyze it. The move helped the board understand the state of pollution patterns in the state better.
Covid-19 lockdown period was a hectic time when people have to stay indoors all the time. However, it was not easy since everybody were in constant need of essential food products and other commodities. Homeline app release by Karnataka government has helped people big time with cutting down their chances of going out of their house. It helped map 16,000 groceries, medical, vegetable, and fruit vendors.